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Eating disorders and sexuality: A quantitative study in a French medically assisted procreation course

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Objective: Among medically assisted procreation (MAP) patients, the prevalence of eating disorders (ED), clinical or subclinical, current or past, is considerable. In addition to metabolic repercussions, the literature suggests that these patients present with more sexual dysfunction, leading to anxiety. This quantitative research on a population of women consulting a MAP department for unexplained or ovulatory infertility proposed to study the sexuality of this population by comparing the sexuality of patients suffering from or having suffered from an ED to the sexuality of the non-ED group. Method: Patients (n = 61) filled out the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q), the Brief Index of Sexual Functioning for Women (BISF-W), the ED Whole Life Research Questionnaire, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and the Kansas Marital Satisfaction Scale (KMSS). Results: We found a prevalence of 54% of ED, current or past. Even though these patients reported the same prevalence of sexual intercourse, they had significantly more physical problems (e.g., anorgasmia, vaginismus, headache) affecting their sexuality (p = .01) than the non-ED group, after adjusting for depression. Approximately 10% of the study population reported no intravaginal intercourse during the last month.

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hal-03946126 , version 1 (19-01-2023)

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Marie Audier-Bourgain, Thierry Baubet, Alexandra Pham-Scottez, Maurice Corcos, Isabelle Nicolas. Eating disorders and sexuality: A quantitative study in a French medically assisted procreation course. Brain and Behavior, 2021, 11 (8), ⟨10.1002/brb3.2196⟩. ⟨hal-03946126⟩
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